A healthier school environment is one in which the school setting supports students’ health and well-being and helps them build a strong foundation for learning. In this environment, good nutrition, physical activity, basic safety, clean air and water, access to care, and education about making healthy choices allow students to thrive. In a healthy school, students learn—through lessons and by example—to value their own health and that of the environment.
School physical education programs offer students the opportunity to not only be physically active today but the opportunity to teach skills and behaviors conducive to
maintaining physical activity for a lifetime. Students spend over half of their day in school. Physical education should teach them how to integrate physical activity into their day both now and later in life. If not now, when? What kind of message are we sending as a society when we can’t find the time for physical education class or offer it as an elective?
Sport is quite beneficial for children too: by playing sports children develop physical skills, exercise, make new friends, have fun, learn to be a team member, learn about play fair, improve self-esteem, etc. The enhancement of physical and mental evelopment of children is certainly the most important contribution of sports, but the list of values your child may learn and acquire through sports does not end here. Other positive aspects are numerous, which reveals the true beauty of sport.
I feel so blessed every day that my kids go to the Abroad School. You have managed to do what I assumed could not be done in a school.
One thing I realized during my son’s senior year there, was how kind and responsible he had become ...not only for himself, but for friends and family. The school works as a community to really develop responsibility, sensitivity, and resourcefulness in the students.
The Abroad School was the best year of my daughter's educational life. She is different, she is better -- more confident, cheerful and other-centered -- than she was before.